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Movies to get us in the mood.
May 14, 2014 10:37 PM   Subscribe

Help us watch movies that are romantic and sensuous with just a little soft porn scenes to get us in the mood. Adult movies tend to be intense and sometimes put us off. The ones that were suggested to us by friends tend to be action movies with a scene thrown in or horror movies.

Ideally the movie would have a decent plot, good acting, be romantic and funny and have some intimate scenes (primarily foreplay) thrown in. On second thoughts, silhouette sex would be great!

Too much to ask?
posted by theobserver to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not terribly funny - but they're great movies and definitely steamy:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Big Easy
Bound
posted by kbar1 at 10:47 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


Out of Sight.
posted by Mchelly at 10:58 PM on May 14 [8 favorites]


Zack and Miri Make a Porno
posted by viggorlijah at 11:47 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


Secretary
posted by flimflam at 12:42 AM on May 15 [8 favorites]


Something Wild
posted by rongorongo at 2:17 AM on May 15


The Thomas Crown Affair, the one with Rene Russo.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:18 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]


Y Tu Mama Tambien
Lucia y el Sexo
posted by xqwzts at 2:26 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]


The Tall Guy
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:47 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


Seconding Y Tu Mama Tambien... excellent flick, PLUS it's tough to make it all the way through it without descending into naked couch-writhing.
posted by julthumbscrew at 3:56 AM on May 15


Sirens. I was one of three couple who were all friends when it came out, and all of us compared notes one day and discovered that for all of us, the night after seeing this film had been very pleasant indeed. One of the guys even went to work the next day and told his co-workers to bring their girlfriends to see it, and said that the next day two guys came over when he came in and shook his hand and thanked him.


(Amusingly, one of my exes called this film "Boobs In The Outback".)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:05 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]


Kiss Me is a Swedish film that I thought was hot. Not very funny but well made and acted.
posted by girlmightlive at 4:31 AM on May 15


If you're into food, Tampopo
posted by Runes at 6:00 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]


Shortbus
posted by jbickers at 6:10 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


Dangerous Liaisons
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:09 AM on May 15 [5 favorites]


(Might be a little tamer than you're looking for, but it does it for me.)
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:10 AM on May 15


Damage (not funny but sexy)
A Man in Love (same)
I very much agree on Y Tu Mama Tambien
And also what The Underpants Monster says about Dangerous Liaisons
posted by janey47 at 7:15 AM on May 15


My best friend once had a girlfriend for whom watching Rocky Horror Picture Show was a mega-aphrodisiac.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:45 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]


My best friend once had a girlfriend for whom watching Rocky Horror Picture Show was a mega-aphrodisiac.

OMFSM YES THIS

Er, was your friend by any chance a trumpet player in Buffalo, NY?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:49 AM on May 15


The sex scenes in Nowhere in Africa are not at all explicit/steamy/whatever but for some reason it always has this effect on us. (And if it doesn't have that effect on you, well ..... it's a good movie, so no loss.)
posted by gerstle at 9:17 AM on May 15


9 1/2 weeks has so many scenes that you might want to stop the movie a couple times. Lots and lots of steamy sexy parts.
posted by bleucube at 10:10 AM on May 15


The Lover
posted by galvanized unicorn at 12:18 PM on May 15


Er, was your friend by any chance a trumpet player in Buffalo, NY?

Played a putty-colored Telecaster in Terre Haute.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:25 PM on May 15 [1 favorite]


Match Point is pretty darn sexy, until it becomes a crime thriller.

Lost in Translation hit just the right moody note for me when I first watched it.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is probably just right.

(No one's mentioned Groundhog Day yet?)
posted by RedOrGreen at 2:46 PM on May 15


Live Flesh - Almodovar. Hot.
posted by leibnizgasse44 at 3:09 PM on May 15


Wow. Lots of great suggestions - hard to pick the best ones without watching at least some of them :)
posted by theobserver at 7:20 PM on May 15


Nthing Secretary and Dangerous Liasons, like whoa. It might be a bit dark for you but Lost Highway?
posted by Sayuri. at 9:52 AM on May 16


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